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  • Uenuku Charitable Trust Deed of Mandate

    • Date: 05 February 2016

    The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) invites submissions, views or inquiries concerning the draft Deed of Mandate of the Uenuku Charitable Trust (UCT) for the settlement negotiations of the historical Treaty claims of Te Korowai o Wainuiārua (the central Whanganui Large Natural Group).

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  • The most important thing in the world

    • Date: 27 January 2016

    Hutia te rito o te harakeke, kei hea rā te kōmako e kō?

    Kī mai ki ahau, he aha te mea nui o te Ao?

    Māku e kī atu, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

     

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  • Te Ture Whenua Māori

    • Date: 27 January 2016

    The relationship between Māori, whenua and the law has been a long and complex one. A century and a half ago the creation of the Native Land Court started a period of the greatest upheaval and change Māori ever experienced in their status and relationship with the whenua.

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  • Entries now open for Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards

    • Date: 22 January 2016

    The Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. Entries are now open until 18 March 2016.

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  • Kōkiri 33 Raumati – on streets 5 February

    • Date: 22 January 2016

    You can read a selection of stories from Kōkiri 33 in this edition of Kōkiritia.

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  • Ngā mihi: Carl Bland (design) and John McDermott (photograph).

    Giving 2016 a Kick Up the Arts

    • Date: 22 January 2016

    The New Zealand Festival is a biennial, three-week arts festival held in Wellington. It is New Zealand’s premier cultural event, showcasing both international and local artists.

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  • A day in the life: of a wahine farmer

    • Date: 22 January 2016

    Hannah Wallace won Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the Year 2015, making her the first woman to win the award.

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  • Henare: an enduring gesture of love

    • Date: 19 January 2016

    Featuring a raw, eclectic edge, Henare is taking the jewellery industry by storm. The handmade range is merging nature’s gifts and life’s memories to create one of a kind, limited edition pieces.

     

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  • Students outside Google headquarters.

    Mauao to San Fran

    • Date: 19 January 2016

    Twelve Māori students from Te Wharekura o Mauao have travelled to Silicon Valley, San Francisco on an inspirational journey to encourage their education choices.

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  • Simply awesome

    • Date: 18 January 2016

    Chelsea Bayly, of Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi descent, is a 26-year-old female whose determination has led to a full-time placement in a male-dominated industry.

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  • Hard Work Pays Off

    • Date: 18 January 2016

    Hohaia Brown (Ngāpuhi) turned 20 only last year. He was selected from a pool of 30 applicants to be part of the Te Mana o Whakaaro Māori Cadetship Programme.

     

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  • My three 'w's' - whānau, whare and whenua

    • Date: 18 January 2016

    Ngā mihi o te tau hou ki tēnā, ki tēnā o koutou.

    2016 has arrived and provides us with new ambitions and goals to achieve in this calendar year.

     

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  • Moriori Mandate Reconfirmation

    • Date: 15 January 2016

    The Hokotehi Moriori Trust (HMT) is seeking to reconfirm its mandate to represent Moriori in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown.

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  • Whānau Ora is for all families

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    The heart of Whānau Ora are New Zealand families who have been empowered to transform their own futures by taking control of their lives. This video features Pacific whānau stories describing families’ journeys and successes of the Whānau Ora programme.

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  • Te Aihe Butler – 2015 Te Uru Rangi scholarship recipient.

    Te Uru Rangi Scholarship Recipient Blown Away

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    Ngāti Porou descendent Te Aihe Butler was awarded the first Te Uru Rangi scholarship from Enspiral Dev Academy enabling him to completely dive into the bootcamp course without distraction.

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  • Te Pū Harakeke Fund

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    Te Pū Harakeke provides funding for whānau, hapū, iwi and community groups for local level sponsorship events and activities. It includes the Maara Kai Programme, and Matariki celebrations.

     

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  • Photo caption: Jeff Workman Award recipient – Joseph Teofilo.

    Wairarapa Māori Sports Awards

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    A brother and sister duo have taken out the 2015 Wairarapa Māori Sports Awards.

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  • Photo Caption: Award winners from CIDANZ & Rangi Michelle Potoru (second from left).

    Pacific Whānau Ora Inaugural Awards

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    The Whānau Ora Awards celebrates, recognises and rewards Pacific individuals and organisations who have contributed something new and of significant value to the Whānau Ora service delivery. The Awards recipients were characterised by innovative thinking and whānau focus.

     

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  • Māori Housing Network - Whānau solutions for whānau housing

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri has launched the Māori Housing Network to support whānau, hapū and iwi Māori to achieve their housing needs and aspirations.  The Network can assist with practical advice, information and funding.

     

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  • Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall being welcomed onto Tūrangawaewae.

    Māori Wardens Assist at Royal Visit

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were welcomed onto Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngāruawāhia in early November. The event attracted a crowd of nearly 3,000 people. Māori Wardens from across the motu came to help and assist on the day.

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  • Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite reflects on 2015.

     

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  • Eke panuku, eke tangaroa

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell looks back on the year and shares his aspirations for 2016.

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  • He Kupu nā Te Rau

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Ngā mihi o te wā ki a koutou katoa.

    As you can see by my photo that it is getting closer to Christmas! So I thought I'd get in the Festive spirit also. 

    More importantly however we have the newest edition of Aroha ki te Tangata - Raumati, our reformatted quarterly newsletter which profiles the fantastic work that Māori Wardens continue to do in our rural and urban communities and beyond the marae gates.

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  • Left to right: Wellington City Councillor Paul Eagle, Inspector Terry Van Dillen, Māori Warden – Mike August, Māori Warden – Heniaka (Hēni) August, Inspect Tracey Thompson, and Superintendent Sam Hoyle.

    Ngāti Toa Māori Wardens Praised for Service to Community

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    The brave, the selfless and the safety-conscious received Safety in the City Awards from the Wellington City Council for their contribution to keeping Wellington safe including the Ngāti Toa Māori Wardens.

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  • Huhana Tukaki

    Seeing the Kids Happy and Seeing Them Safe. That's All the Recognition I Need.

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Earlier this year a humble Māori Warden was nominated as a finalist at the national New Zealand Pride Awards, we talk with Huhana (Susan) Tūkaki about her service as a Warden which spans nearly two decades.

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  • He Ringa Raupā: Tauwiratanga Hita

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Tauwiratanga Hita is a Māori warden who for over 25 years, has been helping her community since becoming a teacher's aide at Bream Bay College in Ruakākā. 

    In this edition we catch up with this industrious lady from the North to learn a little bit more about her.

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  • A view from the plane on Te Wharekauri.

    Wharekauri: First Time Encounter

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Diana Kawana regional co-ordinator for Wellington, Kāpiti, Horowhenua and Manawatū visited Wharekauri for the first-time. As we catch up with her we find out a little bit more about the rural island.

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  • Murihiku Wardens being presented with the Award.

    Murihiku Māori Wardens Win Supreme Community Award

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Murihiku Māori Wardens have taken out the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Invercargill Southland Community Awards.

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  • Ngāti Maru Deed of Mandate

    • Date: 15 December 2015

    Feedback Opportunity: Ngāti Maru Deed of Mandate

    Ngāti Maru (Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru Trust) seeks recognition from the Crown of its mandate to enter into direct negotiations for the comprehensive settlement of all historical Treaty claims of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki). The proposed settlement will require negotiation and ratification by Ngāti Maru before a Deed of Settlement is signed with the Crown.

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  • Mana Whenua welcome the nearly-sixty strong contingent of Māori Wardens.

    Wardens Provide Event Leadership at National Kapa Haka Competitions

    • Date: 14 December 2015

    Five thousand people watched 47 primary and intermediate schools at the National Primary Kapa Haka competitions held at the Palmerston North Arena Centre in November.

     

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  • South Auckland whānau complete unique financial literacy course

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    Whānau members from South Auckland have completed a unique financial literacy course funded by the Commission for Financial Capability to enable whānau to better manage their finances.

     

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  • One Community, Two Schools, 300 Whānau - Kaiti School and Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    When Kāiti School and Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri identified low whānau engagement as a barrier to education achievement for their tamariki, they evaluated their mahi and investigated various models for whānau engagement – resulting in a hugely successful collaborative approach.

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  • Māori Housing Network Fund giving hand up to motivated Māori

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    Māori lag far behind non-Māori in homeowner stats, but a new housing strategy known as the Māori Housing Network Fund could help Māori families find new homes, but it’s difficult to get in on the strategy. One of the criteria is having a legal entity.

     

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  • At 58 years old, Barbie Tepnia, a mother to 5 grown children and a nanny to 12 beautiful mokopuna, knew that she was simply too young to submit to the cancer that had invaded her body. Sadly, to focus on her tinana Whaea Barbie had to leave the mahi she was so passionate about.

    Living life to the fullest

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    “I was working at Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao when I got my Breast Cancer diagnosis. The whole process was traumatic and it took a huge toll on my body.  It was brutal and I was exhausted but it was during that time I realised what a taonga our health is and I wanted to fight for mine”, explains Barbie.

    Instead of being held captive by fear and pain, Barbie decided to take control of her health and wellbeing. This new focus meant Barbie began to think about the steps she would take to build the strength she needed to battle her disease.

     

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  • Rotorua man Victa Wilson feels like anything is possible after completing the Tane Takitu Ake programme run by Korowai Aroha reports Bridie Watson from the Rotorua Daily Post.

    Health course ‘changed my life’ – A Te Arawa Whānau Ora Story

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    Rotorua man Victa Wilson feels like anything is possible after completing the Tane Takitu Ake programme run by Korowai Aroha.

     Mr Wilson, 47, recently graduated from the 10-week programme and was one of six participants who committed themselves to enhancing their health through exercise and nutritional advice.”I am just happy and it’s given me a springboard to help myself and help others”, Mr Wilson explained.

     

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  • Tū Ake Whakatōhea Collective Notification of the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust’s draft Mandate Strategy for Treaty Settlement Negotiations and Trust Deed

    • Date: 25 November 2015

    Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust’s is seeking a mandate.

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  • Caption: Author Patricia Grace reads from Haka! at the launch of her books.

    Winners of Haka! Whiti Te Rā! Draw

    • Date: 10 November 2015

    Two lucky Kōkiritia readers won a copy of the English version or te Reo Māori version of Patricia Grace’s Haka! and Whiti Te Rā!

     

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  • Local people providing local solutions

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    A small band of young local Whanganui Māori are part of the clean-up effort of the area. We talk to one of the young home-grown men about the experience.

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  • Science can be a powerful ally

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    Māori have a strong and active presence in New Zealand’s primary industries, and the New Zealand government has identified key actions for realising the potential of Māori land and water assets through its He kai kei aku ringa strategy and action plan.

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  • Caption: All Our Sons performers rehearse on the Wellington waterfront ahead of opening night. Image provided by Taki Rua Productions.

    They were all our sons

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    All Our Sons, a new Taki Rua Production and written by Witi Ihimaera, opened last Friday at Circa Theatre to a full house of over 240.

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  • Caption: (left to right) Monique Heke, Tryphena Cracknell, Dena Hale, Kristi Drain, James Graham, Tiwana Aranui, Rawiri Andrews, Warren Meldrum, Jae Sutherland, Penny Ehrhardt, and Cherreen Exeter.

    Emergency Management Resource Finalist at Māori Language Awards

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    A combined regional effort by different government agencies based in Hastings has earned them a spot at the national Māori Language Awards to be held in Napier later this year.

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  • Big business for Māori Economy in China

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    Successful businesses representing New Zealand’s $42 billion and growing Māori economy are represented in a trade delegation that left for China and Hong Kong last week. The delegation was led by Māori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell.

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  • Māori ICT Fund Expert Advisory Group to hold workshops

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    The Māori ICT Fund expert Advisory Group will hold four workshops to discuss priorities for the new $30m fund supporting Māori economic development and digital initiatives for Māori language and culture.

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  • Caption: Dame Susan Devoy DNZM CBE (four time Squash World Open winner) with rangatahi at the Ngā Hau e Whā National Maori Squash Tournament, Tauranga Moana (photo by Walter Dixon).

    Celebrating 35 years of Māori Squash

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    Rangatahi and kaumatua from across Aotearoa descended upon Tauranga Moana over the Labour weekend to compete against familiar foes in the 35th Nga Hau e Whā National Māori Squash Tournament.

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  • Whakamaua kia tina!

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    In this edition of Mai i te Toihautū, Michelle Hippolite introduces our four outcome areas – Whakapapa (Identity), Oranga (Wellbeing), Whairawa (Prosperity), and Whanaungatanga (Relationships).

     

     

     

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  • Caption: Hannah Wallace, winner of the 2015 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the Year. Photo supplied by Young Country.

    Seeking the cream of the crop - Ahuwhenua Young Māori Dairy Farmer competition entries open

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the Year 2015, Hannah Wallace is urging all young Māori farmers to enter the 2016 competition.

     

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  • 40 years – Waitangi Tribunal

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    This month staff and judges acknowledged the 40th anniversary of the Waitangi Tribunal.  Māori Development Minister Flavell joined the celebrations via video conference from China to thank the Waitangi Tribunal for their hard work.  He paid tribute to the late Matiu Rata for his role in establishing the Waitangi Tribunal. 

     

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite and I (centre) with the Māori delegation to China and Hong Kong.

    Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 02 November 2015

    In this edition, Minister Flavell mentions his recent trade mission to China and Hong Kong representing the Māori Taniwha economy. He also recalls last month’s visit to Te Tairāwhiti.

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  • Future leaders - willing and able to foot it with the best in the world

    • Date: 21 September 2015

    How do we capture and utilise the entrepreneurial and innovative skills of young Māori to drive our economic trade and development?

    That’s the question posed at several hui I have recently attended and I am pleased to say the answer was standing right in front of us.

     

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  • A discussion of the future of Māori industry

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Indigenous trade partnerships on a global-scale and transformational fisheries models were among subjects put before Māori business and industry leaders over the two day programme at the fifth annual conference Ngā Whetū Hei Whai - Charting Pathways for Māori Industry Futures.

     

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  • TPK launches ‘Understanding whānau-centred approaches’ report

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri launched the Understanding whānau-centred approach report earlier this month, a report focusing on the key findings and learnings of whānau-centred approaches used in the first three years of the Whānau Ora initiative.

     

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  • Minister opens Te Uru Rangi Māori web development scholarship

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Minister for Māori Development, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell was thrilled to open the Te Uru Rangi last month, a scholarship to support Māori students entering the technology industry.

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  • Meet the new CE of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    The Kōkiritia team recently spoke with the newly appointed Chief Executive of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – Ngahiwi Apanui.

     

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  • Vital words – Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri is proud to be associated with three of this year’s 15 finalists – one of which won its category. Finalists were selected from an overall pool of 60 Māori books.

     

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  • Haka! Whiti Te Rā!

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Read about Patricia Grace’s Haka! Whiti Te Rā! And find out how you could win a copy her new children’s book.

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  • Māori succeeding as Māori - Always

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Forty-three years ago the Māori Language Petition was presented to Parliament.

    The petition was presented by Ngā Tamatoa, and supported the teaching of Māori language and culture in schools. The petition was among the first of many turning-points for the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori; embedding it as one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s official languages, and into our sense of nationhood and identity.

     

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  • Financial Training – Hastings, February 26 2015 | Faye Pirere (Hakatere) Te Rahui Denny (Ngā Maata Waka) Eleanor Ripeka Hemi (Hakatere) and Henry Cairns (Hakatere). | Faye Pirere (Hakatere) Te Rahui Denny (Ngā Maata Waka) Eleanor Ripeka Hemi (Hakatere) and Henry Cairns (Hakatere). | Daphne Broughton (just out of pic - Whakatū) Trevor Kemp (Whakatū) Adrieanne Tawaka (Stoke), Gwynn Davies (Whakatū),

    Governance and Financial Literacy Training

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    In November 2014 two pilot workshops were held in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) and Te Papaioea (Palmerston North) that offered targeted governance and financial literacy training to Māori Wardens.

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  • The Pride Of Our Community

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    Māori Warden Thomas Henry is often thanked when he picks up a child off the street and drops them home, but occasionally he isn’t.

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  • Tāmaki Wardens Praised For Work At Cricket World Cup

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    At a ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall in May this year, North Shore and Tāmaki Māori Wardens were acknowledged for their work during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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  • Ōtepoti creating more Māori Wardens

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    Dunedin will soon have a group of more than 20 Māori wardens taking turns patrolling the streets at night and during big events.

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  • Keeping The Situation Cool

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    Often a calm reassuring word from a respected person is all it takes to diffuse a situation that has the potential to get out of hand.

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  • (left to right) Anita Rouse (Ahuriri), Lee Grace (Mataruahou), Gaylene Kiripatea (Mataruahou), Anne Henare (Heretaunga), Rose Puna (Ahuriri), Brad Pitt (Rob) Whaitiri, Sir Jerry Matepārae, Ronald Henare (Heretaunga), Minnie Ratima (Mataruahou), Julie Kohu (Mataruahou), Tony Roudon (Ahuriri), and Laurie Te Nahu.

    Rolling with the Governor General Kahungunu style

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    For the first time in 30 years Kohupātiki Marae in Hastings hosted Governor General Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Matepārae signalling a four-day tour across the region.

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  • Got Any Good Warden Stories? Or Story Tips?

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    If you know something that a Warden has done that is great for the community, know of anyone who has accomplished something great or is just a really amazing person – we want to hear from you!

    Contact your nearest Te Puni Kōkiri regional co-ordinator and we will work to get them featured in the next quarterly edition of Aroha ki te Tangata.

     

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  • He Kupu nā Te Rau

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    It has been over three years since the last edition and it’s great to have it back to profile the fantastic work that Māori Wardens continue to do in our rural and urban communities and beyond the marae gates.

     

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  • Toitū te whenua, toitū te mana, toitū te reo

    • Date: 07 August 2015

    Our land and our language are important markers of Māori identity, these are also the focus of two important pieces of legislation which will be introduced into Parliament in the next year.

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  • Whiriwhiria ngā taonga tuku iho, e arahina koe i tō mahi

    • Date: 07 August 2015

    In its 40th year since the first Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, rangatahi Māori, rangatahi Pākehā stood as leaders and advocates of te reo Māori.

     

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  • Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori

    • Date: 07 August 2015

    Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori announced a new study investigating the health of the Māori language in homes and communities.

     

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  • Minister allows for more time on Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, has allowed for more time to develop the Ture Whenua Māori Bill within an expanded work programme, to fully realise the utilisation of Māori land.

     

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  • Professor Rawinia Higgins – Māori Language Revitalisation

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    Te reo Māori has had an official language status since 1987 from this date a number of positive initiatives, kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa Māori, the setup of Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori the Māori Language Commission, iwi radio and more recently Māori Television.

     

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  • Te Reo Waiātarere o Tautoro - Promoting reo in Tautoro homes and whānau

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    Tautoro, a settlement just out of Kaikohe, Te Taitokerau proudly launched ‘Te Reo Waiātarere o Tautoro’ at Mahuhukiterangi marae.

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  • Pikihuia Awards Shortlist Announced

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    The 2015 Pikihuia Awards shortlist has been announced by the Māori Literature Trust.

     

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  • How we see Māori Art

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    Dr Rangihiroa Panoho has over two decades of experience as a curator and art historian specialising in Māori, Pacific, New Zealand and international indigenous art.

     

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  • Te Reo Māori - when whānau use it we won't lose it

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    Whānau have a key role in revitalising te reo Māori in our homes and communities.

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  • Tangata Whenua wins RSNZ award

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri congratulates authors of Tangata Whenua: an Illustrated History Atholl Anderson FRSNZ, the late Dame Judith Binney FRSNZ and Aroha Harris, whose book won the 2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize.

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  • Rauika: your kids could do it - it's that easy

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    Remember you can promote your community pānui and events for FREE on Rauika. Just upload your information, photo and contact details and we’ll do the rest.

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  • Can you help identify these Officers of Second Māori Contingent 1915?

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    Dr Monty Soutar’s research into Māori in the First World War has unearthed some great finds.

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  • Subscribe to Kōkiri for your free reo resource

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    The next edition of Kōkiri magazine will be distributed in ahead of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori in July. Subscribe now and you will also receive a copy of Kei Roto i te Whare. Click on this link to subscribe from Kōkiri magazine.

     

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  • Mangaroa Station was presented with the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming award. Barton and Nukuhia Hadfield are flanked by: Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite and Māori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell (left), and Te Puni Kōkiri staff (right) Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Regional Manager Mere Pohatu, Economic Wealth Manager Taria Tahana, and Kaitohu Ian Peters.

    Ahuwhenua: long tradition of Māori excellence in farming

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    The Ahuwhenua Trophy continues its long tradition of upholding Māori excellence in farming, and for many incorporations, trusts, and whānau – it remains the pre-eminent accolade to win in farming.

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  • Matariki – Huarahi ki te oranga tangata

    • Date: 23 June 2015

    This edition of Kōkiritia comes to you under the auspice of Matariki - the whānau marama that signals the start of a New Year.

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  • Matariki signals time to reflect and plan

    • Date: 23 June 2015

    Tēnā tātou katoa,

    Matariki is a time to reflect on those who have passed over in the last year and a time to consider how we can best honour their legacy. There have been many key figures in our whānau and tribe, indeed across the motu, who are no longer with us, we owe it to them to continue on with their mahi to strengthen ourselves as a people.

     

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  • Tāmaki Makaurau Māori Homelessness Wananga

    • Date: 11 June 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri invites people to come along and support this exciting and vibrant event during the Māori New Year – Matariki. The Tāmaki-makau-rau Homeless wānanga is a first time event to be held in Auckland to address the social and cultural needs but more importantly the day-to-day needs of our homeless Māori whānau in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. This will be held between July 2 – 3.

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  • $49.8m boost for Whānau Ora navigators

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whānau Ora

    Minister for Whānau Ora

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  • $12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori

    Minister for Māori Development

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  • $2.1m for rangatahi Māori suicide prevention

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori

    Minister for Māori Development

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  • $35.3m invested to improve Māori housing

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori

    Minister for Māori Development

     

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  • Out of the realm of Tū and into the realm of Rongo

    • Date: 11 May 2015

    Recent Anzac Day commemorations rang home a few home truths for me this year. I spent the day in Uawa-Tolaga Bay. The East Coast community hosted a programme which valued acts of peace on a day felt by veterans and their families, long after the wars.

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  • Photo credit: Alphapix/John Cowpland

    Ahuwhenua Trophy winner announced end of this month

    • Date: 08 May 2015

    The three finalist farms competition for the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for sheep and beef farming have each hosted their field days.

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  • Tē tōia, tē haumatia

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    Tēnā koutou

    As many of you are aware Whānau Ora is high profile mahi of Te Puni Kōkiri, and two reports in the space of a week has put this innovative approach to providing social services to whānau and families in the spotlight.

     

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  • Is tax taking too much of your time?

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    At a time when you can use your cell phone to order a movie or buy a plane ticket the Government thinks that Inland Revenue can do much more to make your tax simpler.

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  • Share your views about the content of the next census

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    For the first time, New Zealanders are being encouraged to go online to say what they think should be asked in the next census, with a new online discussion forum on www.stats.govt.nz

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  • Get ready for the big NZ ShakeOut

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    The recent earthquake in Nepal, and a few shakes here at home, remind us we must be mindful to the reality that we live astride a fault-line.

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  • New website The Hub for information

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu), formerly the Families Commission, recently launched The Hub.

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  • Committing to more te reo Māori on waves

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    It’s been a long journey for the Sea92 radio station to transition from a community radio station – going for eight years – into a fully-fledged regional iwi radio station that will transmit airwaves across the Bay of Plenty region.

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  • Te Matatini 2017 preparations begin – dates announced

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 2017 will be held 22-26 February 2017 in Takitimu.

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  • Maungarongo ki runga i te whenua: from swords to ploughshares

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    The Ngā Tapuwae o te Kāhui Maunga (the footsteps of the ancestors) – the gardens at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park draws together the shared heritage and unified futures of New Zealanders.

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  • New resources tells stories of Waikato-Maniapoto veterans journey

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    There is a common perception that Waikato and Maniapoto refused service when New Zealand joined the war effort of 1914 – when in fact many young men signed up.

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  • Hautū – Boards of Trustees leading Māori education success

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    Board of Trustees can now plan and assess their education aspirations for Māori in their communities, using a new tool Hautū.

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  • L-R

From left: Coralie Takuira Dargaville (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi), Hine Kawana (Rangitāne, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Arawa, Ngā Wairiki, Te Ati-hau-nui-a-Papārangi), Tahlia Kingi (Te Arawa, Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti), Education Minister Hon Hekia Parata, Te Rerekohu Tūterangiwhiu (Ngāpuhi, Taranaki, Ngāti Ranginui, Tainui), and James Enright (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui).

    Young Māori scholars: tū rangatira, stand strong, tall and proud

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    Five young Māori – honouring the contribution of their tipuna to the Gallipoli campaign, and displaying characteristics consistent with the 28th Māori Battalion soldiers – received scholarships for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral study.

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  • Whānau Ora – social service innovation

    • Date: 05 May 2015

    Last week the New Zealand Productivity Commission released their report, “More Effective Social Services” which includes a case study about Whānau Ora. Today the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) tabled their Whānau Ora report in Parliament.

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  • Powerful and exciting programme for the Māori Economy

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Callaghan Innovation has announced the final programme for their Māori Economy Inspire event, which includes attendance from world leaders in innovation from Standford University.

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  • Celebrating Māori writers

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Photo caption: Executive Directors and owners of Huia Publishers, Brian Morris (far right) and Eboni Waitere (second from right), are ardent advocates and supporters of Māori literature and Māori authors. Huia Publishers have been telling and publishing Māori stories for almost 24 years.

    As well as being an award-winning publisher, Huia initiated the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers to celebrate and develop Māori writing and to showcase Māori literature.  The 11th Pikihuia Awards are now open and close on 31 May 2015. 

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  • Kei wareware tātou - he haerenga whakahōnore.

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    This Anzac Day will mark a hundred years since New Zealand troops first descended upon Gallipoli, Turkey in World War 1.

    Deputy Chief Executive Fiona McBeath will be among the two thousand New Zealand strong delegation to attend the Anzac commemorations on April 25.

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  • "A person with tikanga and values, takes their responsibilities seriously"

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Mere has been a public servant all of her working career with the last 23 years as Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti. Although being a public servant wasn’t her first career choice.

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  • He Toa Takitini - Servant Leadership

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    When talking with Tui Marsh, Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Te Taitokerau, you quickly get the sense that her life has always been dedicated to giving back to our people.

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  • Gisborne-East Coast volunteers for Māori Contingent. This photo of the detachment was taken in Napier on 19 October 1914. Apirana Ngata can be seen seated in the centre alongside Mayor Vigor Brown, Arihia Ngata and Lady Carroll.

    Kei Wareware Tātou. Lest We Forget.

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    We remember the fallen of World War I. The New Zealand Government developed a programme to mark the First World War centenary from 2014-2018. The WW100 programme aims to foster appreciation and remembrance of how the First World War affected our nation and its place in the world both at the time and beyond.

    Just over 100,000 New Zealanders served overseas, from a population then of barely one million. Of those, more than 18,000 died and over 40,000 were wounded. Most were young men, and nearly one in five who served did not return.

    The events of 1914-1918 affected more than those who served overseas – they touched nearly every New Zealand family, every community, school, and workplace. In nearly every New Zealand community, large or small, have a memorial marking the First World War. In many marae and dining halls a Roll of Honour reminds us all of the contribution of Ngāi Māori to the war effort.

    First World War Centenary Panel member Dr Monty Soutar, historian and author of Ngā Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship reflects on the events which led to the establishment of the Māori Contingent/Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū and offers some whakaaro that we might bear in mind as we look ahead and beyond the centenary programme.

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  • Upload your pānui and events to Rauika for free

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    You can post information about events in your community and pānui for free to Rauika. It costs nothing but five minutes of your time to upload your information.

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  • WāKarere

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    You can subscribe to receive WāKarere, a daily collation of Māori news for free.

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  • Caption: Myself and Whaea June Jackson (third from right) with weaver Christina Wirihana (far right) and her whānau: (from left) John Lawless, Josie Gedson, Matekino Lawless, and Gaylene Henry.

    Tukutuku weaves Ngāi Māori into world's tapestry

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Tēnā tātou katoa,

    I am thrilled that some of the tukutuku panels that were created for the UN Headquarters in New York now grace the walls in our parliamentary complex.

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  • Mai i te Toihautū

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    This Anzac Day, New Zealanders both here at home and overseas will honour the service and sacrifice of those who fought, and we will also tell the stories of the great majority of people who remained at home. This year, we will continue to mark the First World War centenary, reflecting on how WWI affected our nation and our sense of identity.

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  • Make sure you're in the loop

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri produces daily and monthly online news services: subscribe and receive regular news about Māori development; follow our updates on Facebook, and; promote your initiatives and events FOR FREE on Rauika, our online events calendar.

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  • Kōrero on Careers

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Careers New Zealand will use the Tairāwhiti Careers expo in Gisborne later this month to help whānau have better conversation with their rangatahi about careers.

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  • There’s an app for that – connect with your Whanganui Iwi

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Five Whanganui rangatahi worked together creating an app helping their Whanganui iwi to connect and share what they’re up to.

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  • Iwi Working Group 2015 Review Hui

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    The 2015 Review of the Māori Fisheries Settlement Structures was completed earlier this month.

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  • Ahuwhenua Trophy – 2015 finalists to be announced

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Next week the Minister for Primary Industries Hon Nathan Guy will host the announcement of finalists for the Ahuwhenua Trophy.

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  • Tāmaki Makaurau Regional Manager Marty Rogers presented Tomairangi with the Whakatipuranga Award at the Outlook for Someday Awards last year.

    Young film-maker going to Japan

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Last year’s winner of a sustainability film challenge award Te Puni Kōkiri sponsors is taking her film to the prestigious Japan Wildlife Film Festival later in August.

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  • Te Whakahura a Kupe – generate profiles of your iwi and rohe

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Our interactive tool Te Whakahura a Kupe allows you to draw on census information for iwi and rohe; generating profiles that build a powerful story about iwi and rohe.

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  • “An exciting time for Māori development – and I want to be a part of that” – Willis Katene

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Meet Willis Katene (Ngāti Toa, Ngā Ruahinerangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) the new Regional Manager for Te Tai Hauāuru. No stranger to hard work, when asked what she is most looking forward to in her new role, the tertiary education practitioner is nothing but upbeat about what lies ahead.

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  • Te Matatini: secure, confident and expert in our own language and culture.

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    He Ngakau Aroha – ‘A Loving Heart’ was the theme of this auspicious biennal event – Te Matatini held recently in Te Waipounamu.  The theme was to acknowledge the manaaki and whanaungatanga expressed to Christchurch following the earthquakes.

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  • Te Whānau a Apanui Winners of 2015 Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

    • Date: 09 March 2015

    Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Apanui from the Mataatua – Eastern Bay of Plenty region were judged outright winners of Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival in Christchurch this afternoon.

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  • Author Tina Makereti discusses 'this thing called writing'

    • Date: 12 February 2015

    Kōkiritia interviews Tina Makereti as she prepares for TIBE15 and discovers why she finds being a Māori author so rewarding.

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  • Māori Writers To Attend 2015 Taipei Book Fair, Taiwan

    • Date: 12 February 2015

    Three accomplished Māori writers will feature at the 2015 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE15) in Taiwan as part of the delegation from New Zealand.

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 10 February 2015

    E te rangatira o Porou iwi, haere atu rā! Haere ki te huinga o te kahurangi ki Hawaiki nui, Hawaiki roa, Hawaiki pāmamao. Waiho mā ngā iwi koe hei mihi, hei tangi, hei tuku ki te kōpū o Papatūānuku. Ka auē te iwi Māori, ka auē te ao katoa.

    For several years, I have made the pilgrimage to Waitangi in the first week of February to commemorate and celebrate the birthplace of our nation. I have gone to listen to the kōrero, understand the nawe and reflect on how far we have come in honouring the promises made in Te Tiriti.

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  • Mai i te Toihautū

    • Date: 10 February 2015

    Kua waipuke te riu o Waiapu i ngā roimata o Ngāti Porou, o te ao Māori, o Aotearoa ki te rangatira rongonui ki a Tākuta Apirana Mahuika.  E Api, takoto mai i te poho o tō whānau, o tō hapū, o tō iwi, takoto mai, takoto mai, takoto mai rā.  Ā, ko te wairua aroha, ko te wairua kaha i whakatō ki roto i tō whānau, i tō hapū, i tō iwi i tēnei wā taimaha.     

    This edition of Kōkiritia follows the 175th anniversary of signing Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This milestone represents an opportunity for us all to reflect on how far we have come as a nation, and consider our aspirations for Aotearoa New Zealand as we look ahead to the future.

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  • ‘Ngā Hui Whakahononga’ continues across the motu

    • Date: 27 January 2015

    Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell continues his regional area visits across the motu till the end of March.

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  • Michelle Hippolite
Toihautū, Te Puni Kōkiri

    Mai i te Toihautu

    • Date: 21 January 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite talks about the key events ahead this year.

    E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā maunga whakahī, tēnā koutou katoa

    Ngā mihi nunui o te tau 2015.

     

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  • Dr Erin Keenan says “Māori are now facing a new era where those stories and experiences can provide a valuable background to issues experienced today.”

    Urban migration stories create taonga for whānau

    • Date: 21 January 2015

    “Whāia te iti kahurangi, right?” These are the words of Erin Keenan (Te Ātiawa) when she was conferred with her doctorate degree in History from Victoria University of Wellington at her graduation ceremony in December 2014.

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  • 2015 New Year’s Honours

    • Date: 21 January 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri pays tribute to the recipients of the New Year Honour’s 2015.

     

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  • Mr Box co-founder Dion Kerr, with his unique foundation installation product. Photo: Fairfax NZ / The Press

    Hanga i te whare: Laying Solid Foundations for Business Innovation

    • Date: 20 January 2015

    Ōtautahi business Mr Box is transforming how foundations are built. Featuring a patented system which reduces costs, man-hours, and every part is lightweight and 100 percent recyclable.

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